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What’s Up with Bitcoin Cash These Days?

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Ever since the cryptocurrency market is down, many altcoin giants have dipped below their lowest mark, setting a new record. Bitcoin is currently showing some signs of recovery but it seems rather slow and insufficient to help the market and other cryptocurrencies to get back on track. The effect on Bitcoin Cash is evident as its individual price touched $709 yesterday due to Bitcoin’s situation.

But unlike its core project, which it claims to outperform in every single aspect, Bitcoin Cash team and community is clearly trying to retain its position as the most successful fork of Bitcoin. Within the past few months, the platform whose sole purpose is to be traders and merchant friendly, and also to expand its usability across the world, to become the most preferred mode of payment, has gone through a lot of ups and downs. Let’s discuss where it is heading to! And what did you miss in the past few days?

Bitcoin cash being Threatened by a Stress Test

Bitcoin Cash recently hit headlines for being in a threatened position. The latest reports say that a notorious group of anonymous developers, who are known as BitPico, and whose primary responsibility is to test the integrity, performance, security of a blockchain, have issued an announcement on 22nd  June that they are evaluating Bitcoin cash network this time around. As a result, the Bitcoin cash network will be entrusted with transactions of bulk volumes. Apparently, this was an extreme stress test suiting Bitcoin cash but it had another extremely important goal as well. The other goal, according to BitPico Twitter was to test whether Bitcoin cash is truly decentralized or not. The original tweet indicates that the method of the test was most likely a full-fledged ‘attack’ on the network by excessive operations or DDoS attacks.

Bitcoin cash Added as Payment Option for Luxury Items

When fancy, world’s leading luxury e-commerce platform announced the addition of Bitcoin Cash as a payment option to their site, its immediate effects were easily noticeable on the BCH markets. Fancy is widely recognized for its high-end collection that comprises of a volleyball court, BBQ boats and other such lavish goods which are showcased on their website for their celebrity and other aristocratic clientele. Because of Fancy’s new payment option, BCH will now be available to all the big spenders all over the world. Fancy’s e-commerce site previously came all over the news for severing ties with Coinbase and switching to BitPay platform because the former has changed its merchant services back in May. As far as Fancy’s link with cryptos goes, it has been Bitcoin-friendly since the year 2013 and now adding Bitcoin cash to its existing mode of payments can only be interpreted as an encouragement to its markets and community in the current situation where crypto enthusiasts were waiting for a positive sentiment to go on.

It is being said that this new crypto addition took place because of switching to new payment processors (BitPay). Since fancy requires to process instant cryptocurrency conversions to US dollars, they had to shift their preferences and go with BitPay which is more suitable.

Bitcoin Cash OP_Return Data Gets 3 Applications:

When team Bitcoin Cash launched OP_Codes, their primary goal was to bring overall improvement to the Network Platform and also grab the attention of blockchain-based developers from all over the globe. By using the OP_Codes and making use of Bitcoincashers.org, developers can now create and comprehend applications and functionality. The Bitcoin cash network upgrade has been active for over a month by now and evidently it has helped thousands of developers to create platforms as well as extensions that utilize the OP_Codes and the OP_Return updated transactions. One of the examples of such applications would be ‘Chainfeed’. It’s a real-time global newsfeed displaying tool that works with Bitcoin cash. It allows users to share the data site and information with direct shareable links which can be bookmarked as well.

Other similar tools would be read.cash and also the _opretum Twitter bot. Their functioning is same as that of Memo cash platform but the only difference is that they use Twitter API.

Current Market Position:

At the time of writing, the individual price of Bitcoin Cash is approximate, $710.12 according to the data on CoinMarketCap. It is ranked as the 4th largest cryptocurrency of the world after securing a gigantic total market capital which amounts to $12.2 billion. Bitcoin cash price is currently on the rise by 1.56% and around $3.25 billion worth of BCH has exchanged hands within the past 24 hours.

Conclusion:

Almost all through this week Bitcoin cash and its core project also its arch nemesis i.e. Bitcoin has been bleeding all over the cryptocurrency markets. Bitcoin prices have been sinking along with all altcoins which stirred a sort of panic that’s called FOMO among all crypto enthusiasts and crypto investors. The Bitcoin cash community is waiting for a situation similar to late April when the prices were at its peak compared to its previous records. Even now it seems as though sellers are in-charge of the current situation. All we can do is wait and watch when the ice breaks and Bitcoin markets try to leap forward to stabilize the overall cryptocurrency markets and favor Bitcoin cash.

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What Will It Take For Bitcoin (BTC) To Rise Again?

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It is no secret that 2018 has been a terrible year for cryptocurrencies when it comes to their value. Things looked so bright during the first few days of this year, with Bitcoin hitting $20,086 per coin, and every altcoin reaching new heights. However, it was not to last, and soon enough, the market crashed, and prices went down.

What followed was months and months of a heavily bearish market that kept pushing the prices further and further down. It prevented any attempt of recovery, although several of them gave it their best shot.

Despite a situation like this, crypto investors never forgot the potential of Bitcoin, and many have been predicting another bull run that would have the same results. Those expectations were quite large, and potentially even unrealistic at first. Now, however, as the year approaches its end, it doesn’t seem like anything will happen. The community started to wonder why that is, and what would it take for another bull run to emerge, which is what we will try to answer right now.

What does Bitcoin need in order to have another bull run?

1. Bringing regulation

The crypto space remains highly unregulated in most parts of the world, which is one of the largest reasons why BTC remains dormant. While there are attempts to regulate it, these attempts are made even more difficult due to the fact that the market is constantly changing and…

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Forget Bitcoin: 3 Altcoins That Will Double

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This movie is getting old.

Every day we comb through the news, scour the web, and flip through the feeds on our social media pages. We look for the movement on our favorite coin(s) and we search for solid investment opportunities. Of course, the dominant advice we are fed inevitably leads us back to Bitcoin (BTC).

Is it a good time to invest in Bitcoin (BTC)? Is Bitcoin (BTC) ready to move? The Twitter feeds are sure of it. Any day now, Bitcoin (BTC) is going to go through the roof. And if you don’t get in now, your FOMO will leave you waiting for a dip, hoping to join your giddy friends who knew better all along. But when you open your wallet to check the action on your investment, it’s always the same thing. The undisputed king of the cryptoverse has traded sideways again.

To be clear, Bitcoin (BTC) is going to come back. And when it does, it will likely double or triple overnight. But you know what? So will a number of altcoins in that time. The question that leaves most of us scratching our heads is, which ones? And while no one knows for sure which coin(s) will pop, what follows is a short list of three great crypto-choices we should be watching while we wait for the king to come back.

Basic Attention Token (BAT)

The first (And most obvious) on my…

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Bitcoin path looks similar to that of NASDAQ during the dotcom bubble era

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Unlike many other things that enter the stage with a bang only to disappear, blockchain is here to stay. Opposite to when it first appeared with Bitcoin a decade ago, currently, it seems like blockchain is the next big thing that will shape the manner money is spent.

Sometimes it makes sense for investors to use the past information to help stay in the game a bit longer. Therefore, today in this post, we are going to look at similarities between the dotcom bubble since 1973 and Bitcoin since 2011.

Will Bitcoin cross its all-time high ever again?

According to the quarterly charts, the Bitcoin price trend mirrors that of the NASDAQ index of the 1990s, but there is a catch. The manner in which NASDAQ traded in 2000 is similar to a one-year performance for Bitcoin over NASDAQ’s 14 years, with the difference being that bitcoin is fourteen times faster than how NASDAQ did it.

Reason being, today’s technology is much far ahead as the information travels faster with the diverse social media platforms and the high-speed internet connections. One thing that makes all financial bubbles universal is the fact that human fear and greed never changes.

For that reason, NASDAQ took long enough to rise 1,700% to its all-time high while Bitcoin managed a similar return in merely a few months. Similarly, NASDAQ took around 30 months to fall 78%, whereas Bitcoin lost 70%…

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